Inspirations Hair Salon officially opened by celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford.

3rd February 2017

Inspirations Hair Salon officially opened by celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford.

Award winning celebrity hairdresser, Lee Stafford, paid a visit to North Kent College’s Gravesend Campus on Tuesday 31st January to officially open the fully refurbished Inspirations Hair Salons.

Inspirations salon is a fully operational training facility where students offer high quality treatments to the local community at a much more competitive price than the high street, whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

Lee Stafford, Celebrity Hairdresser and City and Guilds committee member, officially opened Inspirations salon saying “The facilities here are fantastic and, the team here show such great energy and passion. It is wonderful to find like-minded people to help revolutionise the college and the training it offers”.

Lee Stafford Education was launched in 2014, and it is this that has led Lee to working more closely with FE colleges around the UK. He is passionate about giving young professionals the opportunity for a good education within hairdressing, as this was something not readily available when he started his career.

Neil Hulme, Managing Director of Lee Stafford Education, said “North Kent College has developed some fabulous facilities and has a team of really enthusiastic staff. Everything is in place to inspire the next generation of stylists”.

During the event, hairdressing students offered treatments such as styling and cutting whilst barbering students showcased their skills for gentlemen at the event. Catering students from the Gravesend campus provided a drinks reception and canapés for all guests. Lee was on hand to answer any questions from the students, and provided fantastic insight into their future career choice.

Mark Rea, owner of Rea Lewis salon and previous student of NKC, commented “The salons are now very modern and have changed quite a lot since I studied here. I wouldn’t be where I am without the training I received from the team at NKC”.

Kim Catchpole, Curriculum Manager Hairdressing, added “It has been a fabulous day, and everyone has been amazing. We were thankful that Lee could attend, he was breath of fresh air and the inspiration and motivation he gave to our students and staff was lovely. I am extremely proud of our new facilities, and look forward to showcasing the work we do here at NKC to both future students and the local community”.





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